Bathing your newborn baby for the first time is one of the sweetest and, for some, one of the most anxiety-provoking milestones of parenthood. Before bathing baby, have all supplies within reach. Check the water temperature before putting baby in the tub, and never leave a baby alone in the bath.
Must Read Articles:
Wilderness: BurnsHeat, chemical, or electrical injury to the skin, eyes, nerves, blood vessels, and internal organs can cause burns. First-degree burn symptoms include red skin and local pain (sunburn). Second-degree burns can cause blisters and swelling. Third-degree burns are a medical emergency, and cause white or black charred skin.
DrowningDrowning risks include: lack of supervision of infants and children around water; alcohol consumption; inability to swim; medical emergency in the water such as heart attack; stroke; or seizure; or fatigue or exhaustion while swimming. Treatment and prognosis of a drowning victim depend on the circumstances surrounding the drowning emergency.
Umbilical Cord CareThe umbilical cord (or stump) is what is left of the umbilical cord after it is cut after delivery. Umbilical cord care includes keeping the stump as dry and clean until if falls off. Signs of complications are fever, omphalitis (infection), an umbilical granuloma, or persistent bleeding from the stump.